"Was there something nefarious going out there on the World Wide Web?" asked Jake Tapper of ABC News on Friday in regards to a Wall Street Journal article which investigated the makers of an online parody of Al Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
"But when the Wall Street Journal tried to find the guy who posted this film — listed on YouTube as a 29-year-old — they found the movie didn't come from an amateur working out of his basement," report Jake Tapper and Max Culhane for ABC News. "The film actually came from a slick Republican public relations firm called DCI, which just happens to have oil giant Exxon as a client."
"So next time you're reading something on the Internet from a supposedly 'real person pushing a movie, defending an actor, talking about a politician, keep in mind that it might not actually be a real person but a corporate hired gun, selling you an idea through deception," Tapper warned in the ABC News segment.